Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - About To Take Flight

Thanks to Find a grave, I have a picture of my 2nd great grandparents, Philip and Helen Roesch's, gravestone.  I don't know what I expected, if anything.  I don't think it ever occurred to me to look for it because they were laid to rest in British Hollow Cemetery located in Rockville, Grant County, Wisconsin.   


 I was thrilled to see this beautiful stone with such amazing detail.  What excited me most were the feathered wings. How special that they would choose to carry their German heritage to their grave. 

These are the wings of an eagle and prominently displayed at the top of the stone.  The wings are elevated and the wing tips are facing up indicating that they are about to take flight into heaven.

2 comments:

  1. Find A Grave is awesome! Makes me remember my resolve to give back there!

    So glad you found--and shared--your ancestors' grave marker. You didn't mention when they died, and I can't make out the detail from the photo, but the headstone looks so new with all that detail.

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    1. Philip Roesch died on March 18, 1940 at the age of 97. His wife Helen preceeded him in death on December 3, 1938. You will find stories about their remarkable lives under the Roesch Family label on the right side bar. Thank you for your comments.

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